E Mail Arch at ACampbell@wjla.com. You can see video segments of Arch on WJLA.com and at Newschannel8.com and on Facebook at Arch Campbell Show. To book Arch for a speech call Barbara Vance of Speakers Unlimited at 301-608-3522.
Arch Campbell has reported on movies theatre and entertainment in Washington DC and nationally since the 1970′s. He joined WJLA-TV/ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 in 2007. In 2007 he received the Mayor’s Arts Award from Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty for a generation of coverage of the arts. He hosts The Arch Campbell Show on NewsChannel 8, a half hour entertainment talk show that airs Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30 pm with several repeats including Saturday night at 9 pm.
Campbell moved to DC from his native Texas in 1974, joining NBC owned WRC TV News as a feature reporter. He went on to create that station’s entertainment beat, hosting twice daily segments on WRC’s local news. NBC syndicated Arch’s movie reviews nationally. From 1985-1990, he hosted The Arch Campbell Show, a late night comedy forum and ratings hit which won more than a dozen EMMY awards, including the “Best Local Entertainment Show” three years in a row. Arch appeared weekly on WASH-FM from 1993 until 2012.
Campbell has won eight other EMMY awards for his celebrity interviews and comedy specials. Readers of Washingtonian magazine have voted him “Best Local Movie Reviewer” and “Best Feature Reporter.” Campbell has also received two Sigma Delta Chi Dateline Awards for television features.
A fourth generation Texas native, Campbell earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his broadcasting career as a radio announcer in San Antonio and Austin. Campbell started his television news career at WFAA-TV in Dallas.
Arch works with several charities including Sibley Hospital and the Community Foundation for Greater Washington. He and his wife Gina sponsor the Jean Longwith Scholarship Fund at San Antonio College. A colon cancer survivor, Campbell serves as one of many speakers during March, colon cancer month. Arch and Gina Campbell live in Chevy Chase, Md.